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Use Your Sailboat as a "Bearing Compass" for Landfall Use Your Sailboat as a "Bearing Compass" for Landfall
May 3, 2016 ~ If you sail shorthanded, you'll want to keep sailing navigation as simple as possible. Did you know that you could turn your sailboat into a fast, accurate navigation tool to confirm the GPS or make landfall along a coast? Follow these seven steps to learn this secret sailing tip. keep reading

Are You Sailing Into Danger? Use these FREE Resources! Are You Sailing Into Danger? Use these FREE Resources!
April 30, 2016 ~ Did you know that vital navigation information could be "hidden in plain site" or missing from your nautical or electronic charts. Here's how to check FREE resources to keep your small sailboat in safe water. Read on to learn more. keep reading

Sailing Navigation Evaluation for Safe Coastal Cruising Sailing Navigation Evaluation for Safe Coastal Cruising
April 28, 2016 ~ Want to sail along a coastline or navigate at night with confidence? Discover how a pro navigator uses more than a dozen nautical chart secrets to do just that. Watch this sailing video to learn how to use these little-known navigation techniques. keep reading

Five Mainsail Handling Sailing Tips from the Pros Five Mainsail Handling Sailing Tips from the Pros
April 26, 2016 ~ You are sailing in a growing breeze and need to lower the mainsail and tie it off to the boom. And you need to do this while sailing under reduced headsail! Read on to learn more about this little-known sailing technique from the pros. keep reading

Seven Ways to Simplify Singlehanded Sailing Seven Ways to Simplify Singlehanded Sailing
April 23, 2016 ~ How can short- or single-handed sailors save time and effort when reefing, changing sails, or anchoring? Follow these seven sea-tested sailing tips aboard your small sailboat for safer sailing all season long--wherever you choose to sail or cruise! keep reading

Seven Sail Care Tips for Cost-Conscious Sailors Seven Sail Care Tips for Cost-Conscious Sailors
April 21, 2016 ~ Are your sails ready for the new sailing season? Use these seven sea-tested sailing tips to pump new life into your costly boat sails. Save money in repair and replacement costs. Watch this sailing skills video to learn how. keep reading

Sailing Survival - Pack this "Forgotten" Lifesaving Gear Sailing Survival - Pack this "Forgotten" Lifesaving Gear
April 19, 2016 ~ What sailing survival tool gets overlooked more often than most any other? It's not flares, EPIRB, VHF, liferaft or a knife. This small, lightweight, waterproof, low cost, super-tool has been used for over 100 years to save lives ashore and afloat. keep reading

Sail Trim Tips - Get to Know Your Main Propulsion Sail Trim Tips - Get to Know Your Main Propulsion
April 16, 2016 ~ Does your sailing crew know how to rig your main propulsion unit from top to bottom? This #1 sailing seamanship skill can help new sailors learn to sail faster and with more confidence. Read on for an easy sailing solution that works aboard any sailboat. keep reading

Nighttime Sailing Guide to Avoid Collision Nighttime Sailing Guide to Avoid Collision
April 14, 2016 ~ Sailing after sunset, in heavy weather or in reduced visibility can be a big challenge for short-handed sailors. How can you reduce the risk of collision with another vessel? Watch this sailing video to learn more. keep reading

Is Your Sailboat Cockpit "Sea Ready" for Cruising? Is Your Sailboat Cockpit "Sea Ready" for Cruising?
April 12, 2016 ~ What makes the best cockpit design for coastal cruising outside of the jetties? How can you test your cockpit for safety, watertight integrity and comfort? Here are ten sailing tips you can use right now for safer sailing or cruising anywhere in the world! keep reading

Know Your Sailing Leeway to Avoid Dangers! Know Your Sailing Leeway to Avoid Dangers!
April 9, 2016 ~ Did you know that a cruising sailboat, beating to windward, slips sideways between 8 and 20 degrees? Unless you compensate for this side-slip, or leeway, you could find yourself miles off your intended sailing track--or even aground. Follow these easy steps to keep your small sailboat on track! keep reading

Set Your Furling Blocks for Maximum Sail Power Set Your Furling Blocks for Maximum Sail Power
April 7, 2016 ~ Imagine sailing close hauled with your furling Genoa. The breeze builds later that day. You reef the Genoa to about 50% to balance your sailboat. What other steps should you take right away to maintain speed and drive to windward? keep reading

Sailing Navigation Vulnerability in the 21st Century Sailing Navigation Vulnerability in the 21st Century
April 5, 2016 ~ Why not rely 100% on GPS? Most sailors on the water today do just that. This includes both recreational and professionals. How could this affect the sailing risk management plan aboard your small sailboat? Read on to find out more. keep reading

Seven Sailing "Low Visibility" Tips to Get You Home Seven Sailing "Low Visibility" Tips to Get You Home
April 2, 2016 ~ Imagine sailing in fog, showers, haze, squall or starless night. All of these conditions reduce visibility to make extra navigation techniques the order of the day. Follow these sea-tested tips for a sailing solution you can use--wherever you sail or cruise. keep reading